Alison Holt works with charities on fundraising, campaign, and marketing and communications strategy development at the Offord Group. She is also the managing director of the firm, leads Offord’s communications practice, and serves on the editorial team for Canadian Perspectives on Philanthropy, Offord’s annual magazine.
Prior to joining the Offord Group, Alison was the Vice‐Principal of External Relations at Greenwood College School, where she founded the office of advancement when the school opened in 2002. Her previous experience also includes Associate Director (Alumni Relations) at the University of Toronto, where she oversaw the University’s central alumni office and programs. She began her career at her alma mater, Queen’s University, where she was the Associate Editor of the Alumni Review magazine and worked in alumni relations, advancement communications, and campaign communications.
Alison sits on the Board of Trustees at Queen’s University, where she also serves on the External Relations and Development Committee, and the University Council, where she served as the inaugural Vice‐Chair. Her previous Queen’s involvements include chairing the Council’s governance renewal committee, the Chancellor’s Selection Committee and the Alumni Association Board. She is the recipient of Queen’s University’s Herbert J. Hamilton Award for service to the university.
Alison is also on the Montcrest School Board and the Foundation Board of the Child Development Institute. She has previously served as a faculty member of the CAIS Leadership Institute, member of AFP’s D3 event planning committee and past Vice‐President of the Canadian Council on the Advancement of Education.